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Analysis for cultural heritage

Epitopos takes into consideration issues specific to cultural heritage materials.

Our analytical support addresses the following issues:

Conservation

  •      ♦ Preventive conservation
  •      ♦ Technology documentation
  •      ♦ Legal expertise

Restoration

  •      ♦ Assistance to architects, restaurer
  •      ♦ Preliminary or complementary studies (stratigraphic, mineralogical analysis ..)
  •      ♦ Characterization of alterations (moisture monitoring, soluble salts analysis ...)
  •      ♦ Design, evaluation and implementation of restauration protocols
  •      ♦ Controls

Cultural Heritage promotion

  •      ♦ Publications
  •      ♦ Conferences
  •      ♦ Demonstrations

 

Studied Materials

Stones, pictorial layers, mortars and plasters mainly and any material from historical monuments, taken from a work of art or from a museum ...

We put our instrumentation and our expertise at your service ...

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Epitopos is specialised in the study of cultural heritage materials (stone, mortar, paintings ...), and has strong skills in material analysis on field using innovative technologies: LIBS, infrared thermography, heat and wireless humidity sensors ...

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Research and Development
 
Epitopos develop projects in the cultural heritage domain and in the restoration of pictorial layers, art works, monument stones... Some current studies:
 
♦ Development of in situ analytical methods  (LIBS, Infrared thermography)
♦ Blue pigments study by LIBS
♦ Wireless heat and humidity sensors